Since Elon Musk announced, via a tweet in May 2022, that SpaceX’s Starlink is coming to Nigeria, the anticipation has been high. In a country where internet speed is erratic, Starlink’s fast internet speed offers a remedy.
SpaceX’s Starlink is now live in Nigeria, according to the company. In a tweet, Elon Musk stated that Nigeria was the first African country to enjoy its services. “Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service.” And the 47th country in the world to get Starlink Internet services.
Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation using a low Earth orbit to deliver high-speed broadband internet capable of supporting streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more.
Benefits of Starlink
- Fixed broadband download of 250 Mbps.
- Starlink uses LEO satellites that circle the planet at only 300 miles above surface level. This shortened geostationary orbit improves internet speeds and reduces latency levels.
- Ideal for live streaming and television broadcasts because the service offers greater bandwidth, lower latency, and improved accessibility.
- Easy to set up.
- Starlink internet can be found almost anywhere.
How much is it, and what’s the subscription?
Starlink’s charge for the hardware device is $600 (₦274,098) and the subscription is $43 (₦19,260) per month.
Where can I order Starlink?
You can order your Starlink device on the company’s website. The Starlink Kit arrives with everything you need to get online in minutes including your Starlink, WiFi router, cables, and base. It is self-orienting and connects in minutes as long as it has a clear view of the sky.
How to set up your Starlink
- Download the App, which is available on both Android and iOS devices.
- Check for Obstructions.
- Unpack The Starlink Kit.
- Assemble And Install The Dish.
- Plug Everything In.
- Connect To Starlink.
- Use The App To Manage Starlink. Visibility. Statistics. Speed. Settings.
The Starlink base is designed for ground-level installation, or to support a quick start setup to test your internet connection. Many customers find that a permanent mount provides the best installation and service. Additional mounts and accessories are available for purchase on the Starlink shop once your Starlink Kit is ready to ship.
While Starlink has now commenced operations in Nigeria, there are concerns about how its high price will hinder the ability of citizens to access its services.